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Magic of Chemistry

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May 4,2012


Dear Fellow Members of the North Alabama Section of the ACS,


We are re-sending the announcement on the upcoming event at Sci-Quest because I found a few members didn’t receive the original e-mail. Also, for clarification, the access to Sci-Quest during the reception is free to all ACS members and their families.


Dear Fellow Members of the North Alabama Section of the ACS,

It is our great pleasure to invite you to a special event on the evening of Tuesday, May 15 at Sci-Quest* for all ACS members and their families. Our Section will be hosting Dr. Al Hazari of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville Chemistry Department for a presentation of his exciting “Magic of Chemistry” show. Dr. Hazari’s presentation/demonstration is designed to thrill (and educate) audiences of all ages and we highly encourage you to bring your entire family for the evening’s fun. There will be a social hour with refreshments, starting at 5:30, during which member families will also have access to the Sci-Quest museum. This will be followed at 6:30 by Dr. Hazari’s presentation of his “Magic of Chemistry” show.

Again, please note that the reception, Sci-Quest access, and the one-hour show are free to all American Chemical Society members and their families.

The following will give you a sense of what the evening will hold:

Al Hazari has picked up his tie-dyed lab coat from the dry cleaners. This can only mean one thing – the “Magic of Chemistry Show” is just around the corner. Dr. Hazari’s exciting and often explosive demonstrations entertain and educate by unraveling the mystery of how everyday substances work.

“It is fun to share,” said Hazari. “It is great to excite people about learning and life. This brings science home to them. I hope the show makes people - young and old – curious about the world around them and gets them interested in science.”

Dr. Hazari has dedicated much of his life to educating the public about the wonders and power of chemistry. Year-round, he can be found performing chemistry outreach programs in schools, museums, public libraries, assisted-living centers, and even at the grocery store. He is the 2000 winner of the Helen M. Free Award for Public Outreach from the American Chemical Society and the author of the book, Misconceptions in Chemistry, which helps tackle many of the myths surrounding chemistry in our everyday lives.

We are excited about having Dr. Hazari make his presentation for our members and also about the opportunity to have a family event at Sci-Quest and we hope many of you will be able to bring your families out for a really enjoyable evening!

To facilitate our planning, please help us anticipate the headcount by sending an e-mail with the number of people you expect to have in your group… but please come even if you forget to e-mail ahead!

This event is brought to you by your North Alabama Section of the American Chemical Society.

Best regards,

Winston Hedges
Secretary, North Alabama Section, ACS


*Sci-Quest is located on the Huntsville campus of Calhoun Community College, Wynn Drive and Old Madison Pike. Directions can be found at

Posted by Scott Miller on May 7, 2012 at 11:50 PM